The year was 1970. Bell-bottoms were in, hippies were still going strong and Elton John was making his extraordinary mark on the world of music. The era of peace and love seemed like it would never end. For some, at least. For others, particularly African Americans in the south, the fight for equality was still …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of a rape at Campus Crossings Apartments on North Rutherford Boulevard Wednesday evening, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report. The victim, an MTSU student, reported to police that they were raped by a male suspect, who was considered a friend and is also an MTSU student. The victim …

Photo courtesy of Tony Webster / Flickr  Two bills have been proposed in the Tennessee legislature that Tennesseans are calling out as targeting the LGBTQ community, particularly homosexual and transgender people. The first, an anti-gay marriage bill titled the “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act,” was introduced by Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) and Sen. Mark …

Two men were taken into custody by the West Tennessee Drug Task Force for a murder-for-hire plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro. The plan, which was foiled just three hours before the murder was to occur on Feb. 7, according to the press release, was organized by Stephen Taylor of Murfreesboro and Gregory Barnes of …

History was unveiled Monday at The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County as the newest exhibit, “Stories of the Road,” opened to an appreciative community. The exhibit focuses on College Street, once known as the “Dixie Highway” in Murfreesboro and shows the long history of the road as “one of connection – between the …

Photo by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines Students and the public gathered at the Hinton Music Hall Saturday for a night of cultural appreciation and awe as the Fengyun’s Women’s Choir joined the MTSU Women’s Chorale in a stunning performance. The concert, titled “The Grand Song of the Dong,” featured the group of six women …